Corcoran's A-List June 2022
From the mountains of Maui to the shores of the East End, enjoy our survey of Corcoran’s most incredible listings across the country. Taking center stage this month: two distinct flavors of New York City, lakefront retreats in Tahoe and North Carolina, and a Hawaii getaway with a half-dozen—yes, you read correctly—outdoor showers.
What’s Here: As if it wasn’t rare enough to find a home on minuscule Stuyvesant Street, something about this Federal-style five-bed feels ever-so extra special. It’s probably because this townhouse is Manhattan’s oldest residence, built in 1795 by Nicholas William Stuyvesant—part of a historical family lineage charting back to when old New York was once New Amsterdam. Exterior elements like Flemish-bond brickwork and splayed lintels recall construction conventions of the late-1700s. Meanwhile, the interior unveils hardwood floors, eight fireplaces, and a parlor level adorned with intricate cornices atop walls, doorways, and window frames.
What We Love: The top floor houses an artist’s studio charmingly skylit through a clerestory window, a redesign reflective of the East Village’s 20th-century creative bent.
What’s Here: No one considers their ideal New York City home could have a wraparound front porch buttressed by columns gazing over a lushly landscaped property, yet here is that exact thing in Riverdale. Enter onto a knockout first floor, where near-12-foot ceilings leave plenty of space for exquisite millwork and wall moldings, and a grand archway frames a stately wooden staircase. A den, dining room, and living room all sport wood-burning fireplaces—with distinctive, intricate mantles—and bay windows, with the dining and living areas additionally boasting original chandeliers.
What We Love: The fireplace, bay window, chandelier triumvirate re-appears in the glorious primary bedroom—part of a sublime luxe suite that includes a lavish bath, a walk-in closet equal in size to entire other rooms, and a private staircase up to a home gym.
What’s Here: Life on the waterfront with all the treasures such a location commands. From the front, this six-bed home might seem unassuming in its Hamptons’ signature shingle-style—rest assured, it’s anything but. Though there is a two-car garage, why would you arrive any other way than via boat to your private dock? Follow the path up to a stupendous deck, clad in bluestone and mahogany, complete with an infinity pool, hot tub, and built-in swim-up bar. Dry off and step into a double-height living room that completes this dramatic domicile, awash in natural light through windows spanning floor to vaulted ceiling.
What We Love: We’re submerging the lede a bit because the views from this home are without parallel. Whether on the dock, in the pool, or in the living room—not to mention the dining room, study, and primary bedroom—it’s all picturesque vistas of Sag Harbor Bay all the time.
What’s Here: Command your kingdom from this Medievalesque Mattituck manor. Whether around the dining room table or the back patio’s gas fireplace, you’ll find special spaces to entertain all your Knights of the Round Table across over three acres. The first-floor primary suite is fit for royalty with a fireplace, bathroom with double showers, substantial walk-in closet, sunny sitting area, and direct porch access. Back outside, venture down a granite staircase on a most-divine quest—at the end, you’ll set foot on a private piece of Long Island Sound beach.
What We Love: The fully-finished lower level has a stone arch-forward aesthetic that resembles a secret cellar, outfitted with such amenities as a pool table, home gym, and a bar.
What’s Here: The neon sign in the at-home bar proclaims “Linger Longer” in this Greenwich compound and that’s certainly a motto to take to heart here, in a home that has an outdoor tennis court and pool, an indoor basketball court (with the bar on a mezzanine level), a movie room, a home gym, and a separate pool house with a hot tub and another bar. There are five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and three powder rooms in the primary house, a library, and multiple flexible spaces that can be configured as your heart desires.
What We Love: There’s also a separate two bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom guest house on the 2.49-acre property.
What’s Here: A triple lot encompassing two houses, three docks, and 264 feet of waterfront on South Florida’s blissful Hypoluxo Island. Inside the main house, the interior composes a neutral aesthetic—combining white walls with either stone or wood floors—that feels endlessly warm and inviting in all the Sunshine State offers. Backlit built-in shelving flanks a gas fireplace in the spacious living room, which links upstairs to three of four bedrooms by way of a strikingly curved staircase. The guest house, completed in 2019, contains a workshop and three additional beds and is connected to the main house via breezeway.
What We Love: The indoor-outdoor living possibilities are plentiful, including twin top floors balconies—each accessible from the primary suite—a darling front porch, and a covered back loggia that stretches the width of the home.
What’s Here: Quiet Waters is a majestic 13,500-square-foot residence tucked away on 6.5 waterfront acres with more than 620 feet of Lake Norman shoreline. The result of a collaboration between architect Frank Smith and Susan Kromer Design, this special house was brought to life by Kearey Builders in 2017. An elevator connects the three main floors from the lower level up to the private areas above. In addition to the five bedrooms, six full bathrooms, and three powder rooms, there are multiple spaces that can be used as home offices or media rooms, as well as outdoor terraces, a boathouse, a fixed pier and dock, and a boat slip with lifts for watercraft.
What We Love: The saltwater pool is a marvel, with a 7-by-15-foot ledge with bubblers, a 6-by-13-foot spa, and a dramatic 54-foot infinity edge, all set next to a terraced patio with a fire pit, speakers, and plenty of room for outdoor seating to appreciate the view.
What’s Here: This pretty five-bedroom dwelling shows that you can have it all—traditional architectural elements are blended with the best in contemporary construction in this 2019 house built by renowned builder Alan Looney of Castle Homes. And there’s no need to choose between inside and outside living with an extensive screened outdoor living and dining area that has a built-in grill and gas fireplace overlooking the swimming pool and back yard. There’s also a game room and wine cellar indoors.
What We Love: Green Hills is one of the loveliest neighborhoods in Nashville, with its walkable proximity to shopping and dining, with pretty houses nestled among the verdant slopes and close to Percy Warner Parks and the Cheekwood Estate & Gardens.
What’s Here: This splendid five-bedroom estate in The Woodlands’ East Shore neighborhood has every indoor and outdoor amenity imaginable, so that every day is like a vacation at home. For the entertainers, there’s a custom kitchen with a La Cornue range and double ovens, as well as a separate bar room built with reclaimed barn wood from Vermont for those who like their drinks shaken, not stirred. For cooking al fresco, there’s a full outdoor kitchen with a grill and a brick pizza oven. Plus there’s a pool and spa, an in-ground trampoline, and a basketball hoop on the parking court. There’s also a separate pool house with a full bathroom next to the garden.
What We Love: Work out for real in the home gym or virtually in the game room with enough space for everyone to play Wii Sports. Conveniently, there are multiple sets of washers and dryers—one set as part of a spacious laundry room with a sink and storage.
What’s Here: Discover a majestic and secluded retreat perched just above Lake Tahoe’s Rubicon Bay, which includes 110 feet of shoreline next to a pristine and private beach, protected by rock jetties at both ends. This gorgeous lakeside lodge has four en suite bedrooms, a spectacular great room, and a stone patio with sweeping lake and mountain views. Swim and kayak out in the azure waters in the summer, and in the winter, snuggle up in front of any of the house’s multiple fireplaces or relax in the patio’s hot tub.
What We Love: A cozy bunk room has four built-in bunk beds with individual reading lights over each—perfect for sleepover crews.
What’s Here: Treat yourself by waking up in paradise every day. This six-bedroom house on two acres is nestled at the base of the West Maui Mountains in Lahaina. Every room serves as its own mini-getaway, as each has an en suite bathroom with its own outdoor shower and a private lanai to enjoy the tropical landscaping. And what landscaping! There’s a swimming pool, two fish ponds, a pesticide-free orchard with mango, banana, orange, lemon, and lime trees, and for an extra dash of zen—a meditation gazebo.
What We Love: Friends and family can stay in a detached 1,000-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bath cottage with a two-car garage.